Betsy BeierSan Carlos, CA, US
Having traveled to almost 30 countries and 40 US states, I’m on a mission to illustrate experiences around the globe and inspire new adventures. Buying spices in the Souk Attarine in Fes, Morocco; attending an authentic Provençal cooking class the South of France; exploring the hip and trendy streets of Harajuku, Tokyo; and soaking up the culture in the Sacred Valley of Peru, these experiences have given me a unique view on travel that I’m eager to illustrate and share with you.
Maps By Betsy Beier
Although golf-like games were played in other parts of Europe as early as the 1200's, it is thought that Scotland is where the modern game of golf as we know it was invented. The first written mention in Scotland was in 1457 prohibiting the play of golf since it distracted from practicing archery, a skill used for military purporses. But the real spread of golf happened in the late 1800's when train service from London to Edinburgh was much improved. Golf spread across the British Isles and then further to the entire British Empire. Even with the expansion of golf courses worldwide, it is still a rite of passage for many golfers (professional and amateurs alike) to head to the wind swept coastlines of Scotland to play on some of the most famous courses in the world. This illustrated map shows just a few of these top courses.
Honky tonk blares out of every bar on Broadway as the neon lights draw the tourists in for some tunes. Big stars, like Reba McEntire, have their sparkling get-ups on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame, while new country star hopefuls try their best at open mic night at the Bluebird Cafe. Come strum your way through Nashville, TN and hear what the buzz is all about.